What you need to know
- Facebook has launched a new 'Quiet Mode' feature on its iOS app.
- The feature limits notifications and blocks access to parts of the app.
- You can, of course, turn the feature off if you want.
Facebook has rolled out a new feature today to its iOS app called 'Quiet Mode'. The company announced the feature in a blog post this afternoon.
The feature will limit push notifications from the app, and if you try to open the app while 'Quiet Mode' turned on, you'll be greeted with a screen reminding you that you turned it on as well as how much time is left before you have access to Facebook again. You can, of course, turn the mode off and get back into the app if you want to.
The company has also made accessing your notification and news feed settings faster so that users can ensure they are curating their experience to better serve them.
The company is also launching new tips from the World Health Organization in the Coronavirus Information Center on the Facebook app and website, as well as working on an Instagram Live series in partnership with NAMI that focuses on mental health during the crisis.
Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
"Facebook is encouraging users to spend less time on Facebook." Haha that's a load of crap. Facebook wants people on their social network as much as possible, this is just virtue signalling. Besides, this is duplicated functionality, as Screen Time and whatever Android's version is, already does this
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